London, Qatar, Saudi Arabia: Your Morning Briefing
Here’s what you need to know: • President Trump said it was his recent visit to the Middle East
that prompted Egypt, Saudi Arabia and three other Persian Gulf nations to break diplomatic and commercial ties with Qatar, a major U.S. military and intelligence hub.
According to Michaël Guittard, head of collections at the French Tennis Federation, the escape “was nothing short of an adventure movie.” In an interview with The Times
back in France, Garros said, “Of course I am going back to the front.” Garros was killed when his plane was shot down on Oct. 5, 1918, a day before his 30th birthday.
_____ • The U.S. Justice Department charged a 25-year-old intelligence contractor accused of leaking a classified
report about Russia’s interference in the 2016 election, the Trump administration’s first criminal leak case.
_____ • Questions about China’s meddling in Australia erupted after the country’s intelligence chief identified two billionaire property
developers of Chinese descent who have donated millions across the political spectrum as possible agents for the Chinese government.
That’s Roland Garros, the French war hero after whom the tournament’s main Paris tennis stadium is named.